Sorry I have been a bit MIA.
I have been feeling really crappy.
Over the past few years I have been battling Shingles. They first appeared on my back on the right side, then the last two times it has reoccurred, it has been in my mouth and on my face.
Shingles are not fun, and they are painful. I still have residual face nerve pain.
The last time I had a reoccurrence, I had just moved (against my will) to the South, I was finalizing my first assignment at my new job, I bought a car, I was traveling in that car back home for 2 weeks, I was in my best friends wedding (in a yellow strapless dress I was not sure I was going to fit in)…etc….
Needless to say, I was stressed.
I had 102 fever and was sick and in pain for a week.
Last week, I felt like I might be getting sick again. I still feel the same today.
I have been dead tired, no energy, not able to get up in the mornings. Not lazy tired, but like sleep 12 hours, get up, maybe eat something and go back to sleep for another 5 hours. I have never felt like this before.
My right eye has been bothering me. My right cheek is tingly-hurty. Like it was before, but I don’t have the gum infection like normal.
I have been a crabby jerk, and just wanting to be by myself.
I have been eating EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. EVERYTHING. Even when I am not hungry I eat.
So I went online to look up my symptoms (thinking I needed to get on Shingles meds again) when I saw the dreaded “D” word pop up in the symptom checker.
I have always been tested (as my mom and grandpa are diabetic) and my sugar levels have always been normal (or low). I am scared to death that I am diabetic.
I have always be “big” but have always been active and ate healthier than most.
The past month, bye bye healthy. Bye Bye workouts. Bye bye walking 45 min a day.
I have just been too tired. I really have tried to get back into it.
I wonder if I am getting Shingles so often because of the dreaded “D”.
I am on vacation today from work today, so I guess I will be spending the rest of the day looking for a GP.
Wish me luck – and I will give an update as soon as I know something.
I am worried. I don’t want to be a statistic.